Pig Shooters

Pig Shooters

Are you looking for the best football watching appetizer recipes? Look no further as we just love these Pig Shooters cooked on the Big Green Egg.


1 lb. kielbasa
8 slices thick-cut bacon, cut in half
8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
8 oz. coarsely grated pepper jack cheese
½ lb. crabmeat, diced into ½ inch pieces
4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
2 tsp of your favorite Cajun seasoning


Set the Big Green Egg for indirect cooking with a convEGGtor at 375°F.

Make the “shot glasses” by slicing the sausage crosswise into ¼ inch thick rounds. Wrap each sausage snugly with ½ slice of bacon (forming a cup) and pin with a toothpick. Fill each cup with cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, crab, and scallions. Sprinkle with the Cajun seasoning.

Arrange the shots on the cooking grid and cook until the bacon is crisp and the filling is bubbling, about 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining scallions, remove the toothpicks, and serve.

Recipe and photo from Big Green Egg and courtesy of Steven Raichlen